[Alt-photo] Re: GUM - Wash paper after hardening
mail at loris.medici.name
Wed Dec 18 16:15:15 UTC 2013
I don't know, I personally don't like the idea of a separate hardening
bath(*), therefore never used one.
- I'm not sure about the stability of large diluted formalin baths,
- You have to deal with considerably more formalin,
- It's a two steps process taking more time than I would like to spend.
Good luck with FAEW/SP, it's a very nice paper.
2013/12/18 Luciano Teghillo <luciano at lucianoteghillo.com>
> Thanks. I do a separate path and use 60ml 37% formalin in 4 liters of
> Seems like I could use less formalin. What do you think?
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> No need to wash after formalin hardening. Formalin evaporates readily.
> Could be different for other kinds of hardeners...
> P.S. Mind that I use very little formalin, 0.5ml per 100ml 3% gelatin
> 2013/12/18 Luciano Teghillo <luciano at lucianoteghillo.com>
> > Hello All,
> > I have one more doubt about paper preparation.
> > After the gelatin sized paper has been hardened with formalin and
> > dried, should I wash the paper in water (probably running water)?
> > Thanks,
> > Luciano
> > PS. the Fabriano soft-pressed has been shipped and should be here
> > Hope to have some news soon.
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